The Fort Myers Film Festival has announced the start of the fourth season of T.G.I.M. Thank God for Indie Mondays will open with several exciting perks on Monday, September 9 at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center.
The judges for opening night will be filmmaker John Scoular, Lane Elder and musician Darrell Nutt. Eric Raddatz and Melissa DeHaven will co-host the evening and Official Outcome will be musical guest.
On Monday, September 16, musician Andrea Prather, artist Andy Howl, and WGCU's John Davis will serve as judges, with Carley Levy coming in as musical guest.
Happy hour starts at 6:30 p.m., with the films screening at 7. T.G.I.M. takes place at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center, which is located at 2301 First Street in the heart of the downtown Fort Myers River District. The after-buzz happens at Twisted Vine after the show with special late night appetizers and happy-hour-priced drinks.
The Fort Myers Film Festival is an intelligent independent filmmaker's preferred event. Its purpose is to create, unite and showcase the finest artistic cinematic works available. The Fort Myers Film Festival is known for world-class swagger and support of local filmmakers. The festival event offers "'the most vibrant intellectual and edgy crowd to grace Lee County in decades."
The event has featured over four dozen local filmmakers and has evolved into a must-attend for cineasts living in Lee, Collier and Charlotte counties who love indie film and film festivals.
That's right, Fort Myers has a film festival now, so come out for the excitement. For more information, please go to www.fortmyersfilmfestival.com or join www.facebook.com/fortmyersfilmfestival for updates and events. To get VIP tickets for the whole season, head to http://fortmyersfilmfestival.ticketleap.com/.
The film festival schedule includes:
- Thursday, March 19, 2014: Barbara B. Mann Gala (tickets on sale now at www.bbmannpah.com);
- Thursday, March 20, 2014: SBDAC Gala & official programming (tickets at www.sbdac.com);
- Friday, March 21, 2014: official programming (tickets at www.sbdac.com);
- Saturday, March 22, 2014: FMff official programming; and
- Sunday, March 23, 2014: Broadway Palm Awards & official programming.
The Fort Myers Film Festival supports Lee County Schools filmmakers and Southwest Florida Children's Hospital. FMff is sponsored by Pulse Magazine, UNIT A Contemporary Art Space, Florida Weekly, Garth Francis Photography, Bennett's Fresh Roast Coffee, Firestone's Bar & Grill, Ford's Garage, Twisted Vine Bistro, Patrick Buckley Law Offices, J. Bert Davis M.D., F.A.C.S, Facial Surgeon, La trattoria Cafe Napole, White Pear Catering in Bonita Springs, Irresistible Confections, REE Corporation, CONRIC PR & Marketing | Publishing, Rasmussen College, MusikBeats, Black Tie Tuxedos, Azteca America, Holiday Inn, The Resort at Marina Village, Travelodge, Twisted Vine Bistro, Market Earth, Florida Mail and Print and Douglas E. Spiegel. P.A.